Duane Ferguson April 16, 1934 – Nov. 12, 2020

Duane Ferguson

      Duane Udel Ferguson, 86, of Monticello, Iowa passed away Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at his home.

      Plans for a memorial service have been postponed due to Covid-19 exposure.

      Duane was born April 16, 1934, the son of Dewey and Zula (Tally) Ferguson.  He married   Maria Jo Hall in South Bend, Ind.  He later married Rose Marie Stump on Aug. 8, 1979 in Oskaloosa.

      Duane pastored churches in Kansas, Indiana, and Iowa. He retired from the United Methodist Church in 1999.  His last pastorate was The United Church of Monticello.

      During his ministry many of the churches experienced building programs in which he contributed much in the way of his own vision and labor. He was also known for his “children’s object lessons (including sleight of hand)” and “chalk art drawing messages”.

      Survivors include his wife, Rose Marie; a sister, Carolyn Ritchie; Children: Russell Ferguson and wife Carolyn Wathen, Janice Ferguson and husband John Moon, LeeAnn Ferguson and husband Shane Rost, Dena Ferguson and husband Eli Rivera, Paul Ferguson and wife Shauna Starr, LauraBeth Ferguson and David Newton; grandchildren: Naomi Fiddes, Rachael Johnson, Joseph Ferguson, Bill Moon, Jala Nation, Jodi Ford, Jami Silva, Joshua VanDerPol, Sarah Ashman, Luke VanDerPol, Leah Clark, Angie VanDerPol, Stephanie Kluver, Sheri Brown, Trista Burden, Jacob Ferguson, Tye Ferguson, Austin Marler, Ava Ferguson, Nicholas Byers, Zachary Byers; great-grandchildren: Mia Fiddes, Marian Fiddes, Madelyn Fiddes, Isaac Fiddes, Mercy Fiddes, Selah Johnson, Eden Johnson, Shepherd Johnson, Shiloh Johnson, Clay Johnson, Wesley Ferguson, Emily Ferguson, Lily Ferguson, Jackson Moon, Jacey Moon, Audrey Scout Nation, Conner Watkins, Eva Jayne Watkins, Gabe Silva, Nathan Illian, Slater Lamb, JJ Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Hunter Clark, Everett Ashman, Owen Ashman, Autumn Kluver, Willow Kluver, Maddison Brown, Wyatt Brown, Hazel Burden, Myla Ferguson, Beau Ferguson.

      Duane was preceded in death by his parents, his bother Jack Ferguson and his sister Mary Hughes. Also preceding him were two grandchildren: Stacy Jo DeJong, and Ben VanDerPol.

      Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.


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